Ever dreamed of owning a sprawling estate? Who hasn’t! But what about your own private village, complete with 70 buildings, a hotel, restaurant, spa, pub and brewery, all for the same price as a large house? Now’s your chance.
Sätra Brunn, a Swedish 320-year-old spa town about an hour and 30 minutes drive from Stockholm is up for sale for £6,017,665.
For sale through Christie’s International Real Estate, the village comes with 70 buildings, including a three star hotel, a restaurant, pub, preschool, church, many summer cottages and even it’s own brewery, water spring and mineral water bottling plant business. The historic village is best known for it’s annual Midsummer celebrations, which still attract over 6,000 guests every year.
The sale poses a unique opportunity for anyone with ambitions of running their own beverage brand. With 62 acres of picturesque land, the village could also make an ideal nature retreat, and summer holiday camp for kids.
The village also comes with a champagne brewery, a full liquor licence and it’s own church on site, making it an attractive wedding venue too, with on-site accommodation for guests. Or, for the same price as a large house in London, the village may even turn into a private summer ‘home’ for the new buyer, to share with just family and friends.
The summer cottages in the hamlet were all built using locally sourced timber, and have historic charm.
The hotel holds 43 double rooms, nine single rooms, and one family room. The restaurant, which has a full liquor license, can seat around 200 people, and there’s a pub too.
In the bathhouse next door, there’s a 15 metre heated indoor swimming pool, two hot tubs and a jacuzzi, steam sauna, 6 treatment rooms, and a gym.
The church, which is independently run, dates back to 1866, and can seat 450.
The organ was built in 1867 and is the only one of its kind in Sweden. The church is an ideal venue for wedding ceremonies.
But perhaps most interestingly of all, Sätra Brunn has it’s own water spring which was discovered during the 1700s. The water found here contains minerals including iron, calcium, sodium, silicon, chloride, sulphates, and radium, and Sätra Brunn retains the rights to extract 100 million litres of water per year.
The water from Sätra Brunn ’trefal- dighetskälla’ has been drunk since the 1700s and is believed to have healing capacities and when you drink it. Today, the water is sold to local grocery stores, but there is a plan for selling to national chains.
The water is filtered through sand beds before it is drawn (the water must be drawn on-site to be approved as natural mineral water) and bottled in the water bottling plant on site.
Sätra Brunn also has approval to produce their own spirited/ alcoholic drinks, and Sätra Brunn already has its own champagne and snaps.
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The village is currently owned by a group of 15 Swedes who purchased it in 2002 in order to protect its legacy. Although the town produces 30 to 40 million Swedish krona (£2.59 to £2.94 million) in business income each year, one of the owners, Mats Wikman, recently told the New York Times that they are looking for younger owners who have the energy and time needed to keep it running.
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While relatively unknown, Sätra Brunn is one of several health villages built in the country during the 18th century. But it is also one of the best preserved. Because of that, Wikman said he believes it should be “regarded as a world heritage site.”
All in all, this is a unique opportunity to acquire your own fully functional village with access to healing spring water as well as an interesting cultural heritage.
Bidding for Sätra Brunn is currently up to 77,000,000 Swedish krona or roughly £6 million.